Meet Rongsenlemba Imsong who can turn ordinary rocks into a work of art. Even though he has no formal art training, his hand-painted rocks are a visual treat.
What started out as a hobby has now turned into a passionate startup. He operates from home and he usually makes his creations on demand. His current collection is inspired by Ao Naga culture featuring traditional headgear, spears, jewelry etc. He recalls the interest and enthusiasm that friends and family showed with his first painted rock, which encouraged him to pursue his hobby further. He slowly began to work on more pieces and till date has painted more than 60 rocks.
Living on the banks of the Milak river in Mokokchung district, Nagaland, Rongsenlemba personally handpicks each stone for his work. He carefully chooses the ones with the smoothest surfaces, which are washed and left to dry. Each of the stones are hand-painted in acrylic paints, protected by a coat of polish and are signed underneath, making each piece unique. Depending on the size and detail, the time taken to finish one piece can take several hours.
If you are looking out for interesting decorative pieces for indoors or outdoors or for souvenirs to take home, then these miniature hand-painted rocks could be what your been looking for.
If you want to get in touch with Rongsenlemba Imsong, then you can mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.